Hotels & Resorts

Located along the roadside of Jalan Ujong Pasir and adjacent to the Portuguese Settlement, The Settlement Hotel is a smart property that occupies a four-storey building built back in 1963. The owner decided to have the building gutted and converted into a contemporary designed boutique hotel. Gaya Travel team learned...

First World Hotel is a 28-floor property that boasts 7,351 rooms, with some offering the panoramic views of the Ulu Kali mountain. With its sheer size, the hotel is recognised as the ‘Largest Hotel in the World’ according to number of rooms by the Guinness World Records in 2015. The hotel is adjoined by the First...

Nestled within the Golden Triangle, the true heart of Kuala Lumpur, sits the exclusive Oasia Suites Kuala Lumpur, a stylish hotel that manages to combine its close proximity to Kuala Lumpur’s vibrant nightlife with affording its guests a truly peaceful retreat.

Being introduced to Hotel Tugu Sri Bestari Blitar was such a surreal experience because Gaya Travel team members did feel like being transported back to the days of yore. Located in Blitar – a town three hours’ drive away from Surabaya and an hour and a half from Malang – this palatial property possesses historic...

Built three years ago and owned by the Kedah State Government under the state’s Menteri Besar’s (Chief Minister’s) Office, Gaya Travel Magazine team finds that Adya Hotel Langkawi is one of the best choices of stay in Langkawi, especially for business travellers or groups of families that enjoy shopping. Strategically...

“You’re smiling, that’s a good sign” – I remember Erna, the staff of AMOY Hotel, said to me as she showed me my single room during the weekend I spent in Singapore. And I can’t help but agree with her as the room was indeed cosy and oh so homey that I secretly wished that I could have stayed there a bit longer. Upon...

It takes about one hour and forty five minutes from Ngurah Rai International Airport to The Viceroy Bali, criss-crossing the typically harum-scarum Bali traffic, from the wide dual-lanes to single-lane traffic. The cold towels and bottles of chilled water prepared for us in the hotel car offered a bit of relief from...

“The house of Hu’u presents a unique experience for those who appreciate all the good things in life,” says the motto for Hu’u Villas, the new and chic accommodation that hit the Petitenget strip of Seminyak in Bali. For the uninitiated, The Hu’u brand is not foreign to Bali, especially regarding nightlife because the...

Text by: Azizul Arkaan Intro Uluwatu is the most southerly part of Bali. Its landscape is defined by a promontory of majestic limestone cliff, offering visitors a different scene from the other parts of the island. This stunning landscape also serves as the backdrop of Anantara Bali Uluwatu Resort & Spa. The resort is...

The InterContinental Adelaide is a fabulous oasis in a city located along the banks of the picturesque River Torrens, within the Riverbank precinct. Upon arrival, guests are welcomed by a commanding facade. Once they step inside, they may find the lobby evocative of retro glamour that comes with a dash of opulence....

Let’s come clean: there’s always something delicious about discovering a secret. It’s like being accepted into a secret society, so exclusive that you need to be a member to actually experience the best bits – and that’s the magic of Melbourne. Everything here from quirky little cafes and rare vintage findings to...

Gaya Travel team were deeply fascinated by one of the latest and boldest accommodations in Ipoh, the M Boutique Hotel, which is a confection based on Malaysia’s colonial past infused with modern and whimsical contemporary décor. There are times in life when you visited interesting places that left a prominent mark in...

YOKOHAMA Takashimaya Attention, ladies! Takashimaya is one of Japan’s most famous department chain store specialising in classic and contemporary clothing, housewares, designer makeup and elegant high-end gifts. And just like many other Japan’s leading department store retailers, the company started with a humble...

If QT Sydney Hotel is a man, it would probably be Chuck Bass from Gossip Girl – fun, seductive and absolutely classy. From the moment I walked in and greeted by the charming staff, I knew I have walked into something special. There is a wow factor and amazing ambiance to this hotel that sets it apart from anything I...

With it’s sophisticated contemporary design, The HAVEN Bali Seminyak sits befittingly alongside the chic shopping strips and eclectic mixture of urban dining and party venues of Seminyak. Being only a short distance from the ever-famous Seminyak Beach as well, where we have our very own exclusive Beach Club, this...

The Royal Bintang Penang is strategically located in the heart of historic Georgetown, the city’s financial district with government offices including business, dining, retail and entertainment outlets just a short driving distance away. The hotel offers its guests the charming history of days gone by combined with...

Nestled on a tropical beach front in the heart of Nusa Dua, Club Med Bali boasts spectacular views of the Indian Ocean. This is an authentic Balinese-style property with modern functionality woven into the fabric of its buildings that employ intricate traditional Balinese carpentry, replete with wonderful splash of...

Ascott The Residence is renowned worldwide for its top-notch service and luxurious long-term stay properties among travellers, especially professionals. The hotel group’s latest addition in Kuala Lumpur, Ascott Sentral Kuala Lumpur, further strengthens its presence in the Malaysian hospitality industry.   When the...

First opened on 9 November 1973 along Batu Feringghi Beach, Penang, this timeless resort was built around the eight majestic rain trees by the sea, all preserved for posterity. Set on 30 acres of a former private property, Shangri-La Rasa Sayang was the group’s first Shangri-La property in Malaysia and also the...

Upon entering Sentosa Villa, guests are quickly enveloped in a serene setting where the faint burbling of moving water and whistling sound of crickets tickle the senses, giving hint to the body and brain to hurry up and hit the relax button. So take a deep breath and take it all in – this charming retreat at the foot...

Furama Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur is now offering families an amazing holiday getaway with its family package deal for only MYR715 nett valid for two adults and two children. Families get to enjoy a two nights’ stay in a Deluxe room inclusive of welcome drink, one-time set dinner, 20 percent discount on its food and...

Berjaya Times Square Hotel in Kuala Lumpur is merely 15 minutes away from the iconic PETRONAS Twin Towers. This 650-room property aspires to embody America’s most recognisable cities, New York, as its theme, through its centrality and metropolitan vibe. Each room in the hotel is tastefully furnished and comes with...

Cradled in an ocean of green, the Belum Rainforest Resort on the lake island of Pulau Banding in Gerik, Perak is the eco-luxe gateway to the Belum-Temengor Forest Complex, which includes the 130-million-year-old virgin jungles of the Royal Belum State Park. With a total area of nearly 300,000 hectares, the vast forest...

Well heeled travellers who love to be surrounded by sophisticated and elegant luxury will find Bali’s finest resorts perfect for their getaways. One of the top notch resorts that having been putting Bali on the luxury travellers’ map for over twenty two years is the legendary Amanusa.   ...

There is something particularly alluring and unexpected about the building that stands in the middle of a Kampung Baru neighbourhood called the Bagasta Boutique Guesthouse – once guests step inside this unassuming edifice, they are bound to be pleasantly surprised by the guesthouse’s aesthetic value. ...